From Alan Turing and his famous WWII codebreaker machine through to the invention of the Acorn computer, Cambridge is known for its world-altering breakthroughs. The city has also become a significant tech hub in recent years and is home to some of the world’s most successful tech companies and innovative start-ups. Needless to say, studying computer science here in Cambridge means you’ll be following a well-trodden path of success.
Computer science is a broad subject. This Cambridge-based summer course is designed to accommodate your own specific interests and you’ll be learning a variety of things from the latest coding techniques through to app development. All of this, from some of the computer scientists in the UK.
From age 13 to 24, our computer science summer courses in Cambridge are designed specifically to fit your level of experience.
Find out more about this summer course in computer science from past students in our short video…
This computer science summer course uses a much more interactive teaching method than you might be used to. Rather than sticking rigidly to a predetermined syllabus, you’ll have a more engaging experience.
Lectures are designed to be practical. You’ll be getting your hands dirty by conceptualising problems and coming up with solutions and algorithms – meaning the course is not all focused on the theory. It’s exactly the sort of interaction that you don’t get at larger lecture-based courses – so depending on the individual needs and interests of the group, you will receive a much more personal teaching experience.
The Cambridge tutors on your computer science summer course have years of experience and are up to speed with all the latest developments.
Praveen Teleti is a PhD student at Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge and member of Christ’s College, Cambridge. Previous experiences include working with a large MNC software development company as a senior programmer, also working with large governmental R&D organisation. He is a trained engineer, currently, working on building climate models of Antarctic climate for the future. Praveen has wide variety of interests from cross-country walking, rowing for Christ’s college to making open hardware scientific instruments. He can be also found leading STEM outreach projects in-and-around Cambridge, especially among young adults and he teaches programming and supports number of educational causes. In short, Praveen believes in making computer programming as accessible and fun as possible.
Mr Cristian Trovato is currently studying for his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil, PhD) in Computational Biology at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. His main research topics are mathematical and computational modelling of cells, cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias, modelling and simulations of the inter and intra-subject variability and in silico testing of drugs. Mr Trovato is affiliated with Somerville College, since October 2016. He holds a 2-years Master in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna, where he was also student-delegate of the Campus of Cesena and founder of the student web-radio UniRadio Cesena.
Prince Abudu is a current Computer Science DPhil student within the Sensor Networks and Indoor Positioning Group from Zimbabwe and a Middle Common Room member of Balliol College, Oxford. Prince’s research is focused on optimising Recurrent Neural Architectures for Resource Constrained Systems. Prior to Oxford, Prince graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and as highest ranking scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Prince is also one of the two 2016 Rhodes Scholars selected from Zimbabwe and is also Co-Founder and Operations Lead at Emergination Africa (www.emerginationafrica.org), an intercontinental youth-driven mentorship program operating in the US and in Zimbabwe.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided about which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between our different UK locations.
"The favourite thing about my subject was that for the first time I felt like I was challenged, coming from a person who has taken Computer Science for 3 years in school (at GCSE and A Levels), which was kind of exciting and intimidating at the same time."
"The classes have simply amazed me and the tutor has guided us every step of the way, focusing on our interests, but also developing our critical thinking by encouraging us to support our views and finding arguments to do so."
"After finishing the course, I feel as if I have not only learnt more on this topic but also understood how important it is in our everyday life. We explored different parts of computer science such as Hardwares, Software engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Game designing etc."
"The main reason why I choose oxford summer courses was to make new experiences, both with people and for myself to grow as an individual. Looking back now, the two weeks might be one of the most memorable and I am greatly thankful and satisfied."
"Even though I consider myself an advanced student in this field, I still had something new to learn and feel as if there’s plenty more that I could do."
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